After seeing my Christmas decorations I posted last year, I had a few people ask me how I make my decomesh door garlands. Sorry it took so long, but here is a simple tutorial on how to make your own decomesh door garland.
- Garland forms
- 21″ decomesh
- 10″ decomesh
- 2 1/2″ wired ribbon
- Command Outdoor Light Clips
- Chenille stems
- Outdoor light string
To find the garland forms, go online to the Craft Outlet
The garland forms come in different colors 9 feet in length. You need to measure the height and width of your door surround and order accordingly. I removed every other tinsel tie on my garland forms so I could make bigger decomesh poofs (for lack of a better word) for my door surround. It’s easy to attach two or more garland forms together using zip ties. I attached two battery operated light strings to my garland using zip ties.
I attached the 21″ decomesh to the garland form measuring 12 inches between each tinsel tie. It is important to measure or your poofs will be uneven. Gather the mesh like an accordion and attach using the tinsel ties twisting it two times to make sure it is secure. Make sure you leave 12″ of mesh at the beginning and end of the garland form so it will puddle on the ground.
Continue around the entire garland until finished.
Next I attached the 10″ decomesh in a different color the same way I attached the 21″ decomesh.
I then cut a second color 10″ decomesh in 11″ pieces and rolled them up pinching them at the center. I attached them at the center securely on the garland form.
I cut 4 different 2 1/2″ wired ribbons 14″ in length and attached them to the garland form. Cut the ends of the ribbon in a V at and angle or straight – whatever you like.
Next, I folded all of the tinsel ties down so I could attach accent pieces to the garland.
Clean the door surround and make sure it is completely dry before attaching the Command light clips. I used 17 light clips (my door surround is 24 feet) to hold my garland in place. To make sure it is secure I recommend placing the light clips a minimum of 12 inches apart starting at the center point of the top of the door. The last thing you want is to put it up and have it fall down after all your hard work. Hard lesson I learned last year. It is important to place 5 or more light clips with the clip end facing up above the door to ensure it stays put. Attach the light clips with the clip end facing away from the door down both sides.
Attach the garland to your door surround starting at the center of the top of the door with the center of the garland placing the wire part of the garland form in the light clips.
If you found cute accent pieces that have no clips or hangars attached like I did, simply fold a chenille stem in half and attach it to the back of the piece with hot glue. I put a piece of scocth tape over it so I didn’t get burned when making sure the chenille stem was attached.
Now all you have to do is attach your decorative accent pieces by simply wrapping the chenille stems securely on the garland form. And Voila! You have a gorgeous garland surround for your front door.
Have fun decorating your front door for the holidays! As always, if you have any questions please ask.